22:1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them
again by parables, and said,
22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a
certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
22:3 And sent forth his servants to call
them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
22:4 Again, he sent forth other servants,
saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner:
my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come
unto the marriage.
22:5 But they made light of it, and went
their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
22:6 And the remnant took his servants, and
entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
22:7 But when the king heard thereof, he
was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those
murderers, and burned up their city.
22:8 Then saith he to his servants, The
wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
22:9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and
as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
22:10 So those servants went out into the
highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad
and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
22:11 And when the king came in to see the
guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
22:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how
camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was
22:13 Then said the king to the servants,
Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer
darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
22:14 For many are called, but few are
22:15 Then went the Pharisees, and took
counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
22:16 And they sent out unto him their
disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art
true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for
any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.
22:17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest
thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
22:18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness,
and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
22:19 Shew me the tribute money. And they
brought unto him a penny.
22:20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this
image and superscription?
22:21 They say unto him, Caesar's. Then
saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are
Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.
22:22 When they had heard these words, they
marvelled, and left him, and went their way.
22:23 The same day came to him the
Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,
22:24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man
die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise
up seed unto his brother.
22:25 Now there were with us seven
brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and,
having no issue, left his wife unto his brother:
22:26 Likewise the second also, and the
third, unto the seventh.
22:27 And last of all the woman died also.
22:28 Therefore in the resurrection whose
wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye
do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
22:30 For in the resurrection they neither
marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in
22:31 But as touching the resurrection of
the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God,
22:32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God
of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of
22:33 And when the multitude heard this,
they were astonished at his doctrine.
22:34 But when the Pharisees had heard that
he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
22:35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer,
asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
22:36 Master, which is the great
commandment in the law?
22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love
the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with
all thy mind.
22:38 This is the first and great
22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
22:40 On these two commandments hang all
the law and the prophets.
22:41 While the Pharisees were gathered
together, Jesus asked them,
22:42 Saying, What think ye of Christ?
whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.
22:43 He saith unto them, How then doth
David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
22:44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou
on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
22:45 If David then call him Lord, how is
he his son?
22:46 And no man was able to answer him a
word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more
23:1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and
to his disciples,
23:2 Saying The scribes and the Pharisees
sit in Moses' seat:
23:3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you
observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for
they say, and do not.
23:4 For they bind heavy burdens and
grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they
themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
23:5 But all their works they do for to be
seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the
borders of their garments,
23:6 And love the uppermost rooms at
feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
23:7 And greetings in the markets, and to
be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
23:8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is
your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
23:9 And call no man your father upon the
earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
23:10 Neither be ye called masters: for one
is your Master, even Christ.
23:11 But he that is greatest among you
shall be your servant.
23:12 And whosoever shall exalt himself
shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against
men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are
entering to go in.
23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long
prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and
when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than
23:16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which
say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever
shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
23:17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is
greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
23:18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the
altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon
it, he is guilty.
23:19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is
greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
23:20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the
altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.
23:21 And whoso shall swear by the temple,
sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.
23:22 And he that shall swear by heaven,
sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have
omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith:
these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
23:24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a
gnat, and swallow a camel.
23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the
platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
23:26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first
that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may
be clean also.
23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed
appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and
of all uncleanness.
23:28 Even so ye also outwardly appear
righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
23:29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish
the sepulchres of the righteous,
23:30 And say, If we had been in the days
of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the
blood of the prophets.
23:31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto
yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the
23:32 Fill ye up then the measure of your
23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers,
how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
23:34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you
prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill
and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and
persecute them from city to city:
23:35 That upon you may come all the
righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel
unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the
temple and the altar.
23:36 Verily I say unto you, All these
things shall come upon this generation.
23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that
killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how
often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen
gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
23:38 Behold, your house is left unto you
23:39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see
me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the
name of the Lord.
24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from
the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the
buildings of the temple.
24:2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not
all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here
one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of
Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when
shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and
of the end of the world?
24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
24:5 For many shall come in my name,
saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours
of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come
to pass, but the end is not yet.
24:7 For nation shall rise against nation,
and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and
pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
24:8 All these are the beginning of
24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be
afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations
for my name's sake.
24:10 And then shall many be offended, and
shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
24:11 And many false prophets shall rise,
and shall deceive many.
24:12 And because iniquity shall abound,
the love of many shall wax cold.
24:13 But he that shall endure unto the
end, the same shall be saved.
24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall
be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then
shall the end come.
24:15 When ye therefore shall see the
abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in
the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
24:16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee
into the mountains:
24:17 Let him which is on the housetop not
come down to take any thing out of his house:
24:18 Neither let him which is in the field
return back to take his clothes.
24:19 And woe unto them that are with
child, and to them that give suck in those days!
24:20 But pray ye that your flight be not
in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
24:21 For then shall be great tribulation,
such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor
ever shall be.
24:22 And except those days should be
shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake
those days shall be shortened.
24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you,
Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24:24 For there shall arise false Christs,
and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch
that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
24:25 Behold, I have told you before.
24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you,
Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret
chambers; believe it not.
24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of
the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of
the Son of man be.
24:28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there
will the eagles be gathered together.
24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of
those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her
light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the
heavens shall be shaken:
24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the
Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth
mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of
heaven with power and great glory.
24:31 And he shall send his angels with a
great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect
from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree;
When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that
summer is nigh:
24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all
these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
24:34 Verily I say unto you, This
generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but
my words shall not pass away.
24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no
man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall
also the coming of the Son of man be.
24:38 For as in the days that were before
the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in
marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
24:39 And knew not until the flood came,
and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the
one shall be taken, and the other left.
24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the
mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what
hour your Lord doth come.
24:43 But know this, that if the goodman of
the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have
watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in
such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise
servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give
them meat in due season?
24:46 Blessed is that servant, whom his
lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
24:47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall
make him ruler over all his goods.
24:48 But and if that evil servant shall
say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
24:49 And shall begin to smite his
fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
24:50 The lord of that servant shall come
in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not
24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and
appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping
and gnashing of teeth.
25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be
likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to
meet the bridegroom.
25:2 And five of them were wise, and five
25:3 They that were foolish took their
lamps, and took no oil with them:
25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels
with their lamps.
25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all
slumbered and slept.
25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made,
Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and
trimmed their lamps.
25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise,
Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
25:9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so;
lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that
sell, and buy for yourselves.
25:10 And while they went to buy, the
bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the
marriage: and the door was shut.
25:11 Afterward came also the other
virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
25:12 But he answered and said, Verily I
say unto you, I know you not.
25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither
the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
25:14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man
travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and
delivered unto them his goods.
25:15 And unto one he gave five talents, to
another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several
ability; and straightway took his journey.
25:16 Then he that had received the five
talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five
25:17 And likewise he that had received
two, he also gained other two.
25:18 But he that had received one went and
digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
25:19 After a long time the lord of those
servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
25:20 And so he that had received five
talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou
deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them
five talents more.
25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done,
thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few
things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the
joy of thy lord.
25:22 He also that had received two talents
came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I
have gained two other talents beside them.
25:23 His lord said unto him, Well done,
good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things,
I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of
25:24 Then he which had received the one
talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man,
reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not
25:25 And I was afraid, and went and hid
thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
25:26 His lord answered and said unto him,
Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I
sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
25:27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put
my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have
received mine own with usury.
25:28 Take therefore the talent from him,
and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
25:29 For unto every one that hath shall be
given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall
be taken away even that which he hath.
25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant
into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his
glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the
throne of his glory:
25:32 And before him shall be gathered all
nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd
divideth his sheep from the goats:
25:33 And he shall set the sheep on his
right hand, but the goats on the left.
25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on
his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom
prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
25:35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me
meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye
took me in:
25:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick,
and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him,
saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty,
and gave thee drink?
25:38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took
thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
25:39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in
prison, and came unto thee?
25:40 And the King shall answer and say
unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one
of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on
the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire,
prepared for the devil and his angels:
25:42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me
no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
25:43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not
in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited
25:44 Then shall they also answer him,
saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger,
or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
25:45 Then shall he answer them, saying,
Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least
of these, ye did it not to me.
25:46 And these shall go away into
everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
26:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had
finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples,
26:2 Ye know that after two days is the
feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
26:3 Then assembled together the chief
priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the
palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
26:4 And consulted that they might take
Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.
26:5 But they said, Not on the feast day,
lest there be an uproar among the people.
26:6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the
house of Simon the leper,
26:7 There came unto him a woman having an
alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as
he sat at meat.
26:8 But when his disciples saw it, they
had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
26:9 For this ointment might have been sold
for much, and given to the poor.
26:10 When Jesus understood it, he said
unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work
26:11 For ye have the poor always with you;
but me ye have not always.
26:12 For in that she hath poured this
ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.
26:13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever
this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also
this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.
26:14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas
Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
26:15 And said unto them, What will ye give
me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for
thirty pieces of silver.
26:16 And from that time he sought
opportunity to betray him.
26:17 Now the first day of the feast of
unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where
wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?
26:18 And he said, Go into the city to such
a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will
keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.
26:19 And the disciples did as Jesus had
appointed them; and they made ready the passover.
26:20 Now when the even was come, he sat
down with the twelve.
26:21 And as they did eat, he said, Verily
I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
26:22 And they were exceeding sorrowful,
and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?
26:23 And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.
26:24 The Son of man goeth as it is written
of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it
had been good for that man if he had not been born.
26:25 Then Judas, which betrayed him,
answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.
26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took
bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and
said, Take, eat; this is my body.
26:27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks,
and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
26:28 For this is my blood of the new
testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
26:29 But I say unto you, I will not drink
henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it
new with you in my Father's kingdom.
26:30 And when they had sung an hymn, they
went out into the mount of Olives.
26:31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye
shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will
smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered
26:32 But after I am risen again, I will go
before you into Galilee.
26:33 Peter answered and said unto him,
Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be
26:34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say
unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me
26:35 Peter said unto him, Though I should
die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the
26:36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a
place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here,
while I go and pray yonder.
26:37 And he took with him Peter and the
two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
26:38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is
exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with
26:39 And he went a little farther, and
fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible,
let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou
26:40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and
findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch
with me one hour?
26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not
into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
26:42 He went away again the second time,
and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from
me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
26:43 And he came and found them asleep
again: for their eyes were heavy.
26:44 And he left them, and went away
again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
26:45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and
saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is
at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
26:46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is
at hand that doth betray me.
26:47 And while he yet spake, lo, Judas,
one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords
and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
26:48 Now he that betrayed him gave them a
sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.
26:49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and
said, Hail, master; and kissed him.
26:50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend,
wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus and
26:51 And, behold, one of them which were
with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a
servant of the high priest's, and smote off his ear.
26:52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up
again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall
perish with the sword.
26:53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray
to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions
26:54 But how then shall the scriptures be
fulfilled, that thus it must be?
26:55 In that same hour said Jesus to the
multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves
for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye
laid no hold on me.
26:56 But all this was done, that the
scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples
forsook him, and fled.
26:57 And they that had laid hold on Jesus
led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the
elders were assembled.
26:58 But Peter followed him afar off unto
the high priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to
see the end.
26:59 Now the chief priests, and elders,
and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to
26:60 But found none: yea, though many
false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false
26:61 And said, This fellow said, I am able
to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
26:62 And the high priest arose, and said
unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness
26:63 But Jesus held his peace, And the
high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living
God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.
26:64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said:
nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man
sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of
26:65 Then the high priest rent his
clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we
of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.
26:66 What think ye? They answered and
said, He is guilty of death.
26:67 Then did they spit in his face, and
buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,
26:68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou
Christ, Who is he that smote thee?
26:69 Now Peter sat without in the palace:
and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of
26:70 But he denied before them all,
saying, I know not what thou sayest.
26:71 And when he was gone out into the
porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This
fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.
26:72 And again he denied with an oath, I
do not know the man.
26:73 And after a while came unto him they
that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them;
for thy speech bewrayeth thee.
26:74 Then began he to curse and to swear,
saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.
26:75 And Peter remembered the word of
Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me
thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.
27:1 When the morning was come, all the
chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to
put him to death:
27:2 And when they had bound him, they led
him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
27:3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him,
when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again
the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
27:4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have
betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see
thou to that.
27:5 And he cast down the pieces of silver
in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
27:6 And the chief priests took the silver
pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury,
because it is the price of blood.
27:7 And they took counsel, and bought with
them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
27:8 Wherefore that field was called, The
field of blood, unto this day.
27:9 Then was fulfilled that which was
spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces
of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children
of Israel did value;
27:10 And gave them for the potter's field,
as the Lord appointed me.
27:11 And Jesus stood before the governor:
and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And
Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.
27:12 And when he was accused of the chief
priests and elders, he answered nothing.
27:13 Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest
thou not how many things they witness against thee?
27:14 And he answered him to never a word;
insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.
27:15 Now at that feast the governor was
wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.
27:16 And they had then a notable prisoner,
27:17 Therefore when they were gathered
together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you?
Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?
27:18 For he knew that for envy they had
27:19 When he was set down on the judgment
seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with
that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream
because of him.
27:20 But the chief priests and elders
persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy
27:21 The governor answered and said unto
them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said,
27:22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I
do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let
him be crucified.
27:23 And the governor said, Why, what evil
hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be
27:24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail
nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed
his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of
this just person: see ye to it.
27:25 Then answered all the people, and
said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
27:26 Then released he Barabbas unto them:
and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
27:27 Then the soldiers of the governor
took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band
27:28 And they stripped him, and put on him
a scarlet robe.
27:29 And when they had platted a crown of
thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and
they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of
27:30 And they spit upon him, and took the
reed, and smote him on the head.
27:31 And after that they had mocked him,
they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and
led him away to crucify him.
27:32 And as they came out, they found a
man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
27:33 And when they were come unto a place
called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,
27:34 They gave him vinegar to drink
mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
27:35 And they crucified him, and parted
his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was
spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my
vesture did they cast lots.
27:36 And sitting down they watched him
27:37 And set up over his head his
accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
27:38 Then were there two thieves crucified
with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.
27:39 And they that passed by reviled him,
wagging their heads,
27:40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the
temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the
Son of God, come down from the cross.
27:41 Likewise also the chief priests
mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,
27:42 He saved others; himself he cannot
save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the
cross, and we will believe him.
27:43 He trusted in God; let him deliver
him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.
27:44 The thieves also, which were
crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.
27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was
darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.
27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried
with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
27:47 Some of them that stood there, when
they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.
27:48 And straightway one of them ran, and
took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and
gave him to drink.
27:49 The rest said, Let be, let us see
whether Elias will come to save him.
27:50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a
loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple
was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake,
and the rocks rent;
27:52 And the graves were opened; and many
bodies of the saints which slept arose,
27:53 And came out of the graves after his
resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
27:54 Now when the centurion, and they that
were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things
that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of
27:55 And many women were there beholding
afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:
27:56 Among which was Mary Magdalene, and
Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedees
27:57 When the even was come, there came a
rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus'
27:58 He went to Pilate, and begged the
body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.
27:59 And when Joseph had taken the body,
he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
27:60 And laid it in his own new tomb,
which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the
door of the sepulchre, and departed.
27:61 And there was Mary Magdalene, and the
other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.
27:62 Now the next day, that followed the
day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together
27:63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that
deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise
27:64 Command therefore that the sepulchre
be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night,
and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the
dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.
27:65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a
watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.
27:66 So they went, and made the sepulchre
sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.
28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began
to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the
other Mary to see the sepulchre.
28:2 And, behold, there was a great
earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came
and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
28:3 His countenance was like lightning,
and his raiment white as snow:
28:4 And for fear of him the keepers did
shake, and became as dead men.
28:5 And the angel answered and said unto
the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was
28:6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he
said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
28:7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples
that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into
Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
28:8 And they departed quickly from the
sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples
28:9 And as they went to tell his
disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and
held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
28:10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not
afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall
they see me.
28:11 Now when they were going, behold,
some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief
priests all the things that were done.
28:12 And when they were assembled with the
elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the
28:13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by
night, and stole him away while we slept.
28:14 And if this come to the governor's
ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.
28:15 So they took the money, and did as
they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews
until this day.
28:16 Then the eleven disciples went away
into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
28:17 And when they saw him, they
worshipped him: but some doubted.
28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them,
saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all
nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and
of the Holy Ghost:
28:20 Teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even
unto the end of the world. Amen.